Sociology


New! The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics 8 min.

When Vincent Li murdered and then cannibalized 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Greyhound Bus heading for Winnipeg, the shock waves ran through Canadian society. But when Li was found unfit to face trail and later released, shock turned to outrage and triggered a social media moral panic. This film looks at the social reaction to Tim McLean’s murder and how it challenged the conventional sociological m...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Goodbye, Congress: A Vice News Tonight Special 27 min.

Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, sits down with 15 retiring or resigning members of Congress to find out what it’s like to serve and why they’re leaving.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Student Athlete 89 min.

An HBO Sports documentary produced in collaboration with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute. Student Athlete examines the complex rules of amateur athletics, and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. Each year, student athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies, yet a vast majority earn nothing for themselves and leave school with...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Jane Fonda In Five Acts 134 min.

Girl next door, sex kitten, fitness tycoon, high-profile activist, Oscar®-winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. This exclusive HBO documentary, directed and produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Susan Lacy, draws on 21 hours of recent interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life, her lo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age 87 min.

With over 40 million Americans currently online dating, the internet has become an ubiquitous tool in modern courtship. Dating sites and apps such as Tinder, OkCupid, Match, Bumble, Hinge and others are part of a $2.5-billion industry that is rapidly changing the rules of dating, both expanding and accelerating access to potential mates for everything from “hookups” to long-term relationships. Swi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Documenting Hate: New American Nazis 54 min.

This episode of Frontline exposes a new neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica's A.C. Thompson shows the group’s terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Unite the Right in Charlottesville rally.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland 104 min.

On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her cell. Bland’s death was quickly ruled a suicide, sparking allegations of a murder and cover-up, and turning her case and name into a rallying cry nationwide. From the Oscar®-nominated,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Who Put the Klan into Ku Klux Klan? 59 min.

In this surprising documentary, archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver examines the links between racism today in the Deep South and the Scots who first occupied it.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The Black Panthers Still In Prison After 46 Years, Will They Ever Be Set Free? 11 min.

In 1971, two police officers were shot dead in Harlem. Nineteen-year-old Jalil Muntaqim of the Black Liberation Army was convicted and sent to prison. Nearly half a century later, he's still locked up – and he believes he's a victim of his involvement in the black liberation struggle.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Cops And Robbers 24 min.

Growing up in Jamaica, Queens in the '70s and '80s, Corey Pegues played Cops and Robbers like all the other kids on the block but he never expected to become both. A spirited child, he came of age surrounded by his mother and sisters’ love and by true friendship on the basketball court. He also had to learn to navigate a world built on street cred, violence, loyalty and the fight for survival. But...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018